4 Days – Friday 16th to Monday 19th September 2022
Accommodation: Roxby Downs Motor Inn and Standpipe Motel Port Augusta
Highlights of the tour:
«Join us for an outback adventure driving through the mid north and then onto more remote parts of South Australia.
«Morning tea at Owen. See painted Silos and Murals.
«Quick stop at Pt Augusta for you to buy your lunch, then back on the coach travelling through Pimba and arriving at Roxby Downs where we will stay for the next 2 nights at the Roxby Downs Motor Inn.
«Visit iconic Andamooka where we will be shown around by a local. Learn about all things opal mining and see the unusual landscape dotted with “diggings”.
«Tour Roxby Downs including a video on the “Olympic Dam Story Presentation” and a “virtual” underground mine tour at the Visitors Centre.
«Visit the Arid Recovery Reserve where you will learn about their conservation programme and watch the sun set while enjoying some light refreshments, followed by a three course dinner under the stars.
«Drive to Woomera, an artificial town specifically designed by the Long Range Weapons Board of Administration to provide facilities and accommodation for scientists, technicians and ancillary staff who came to work at the isolated experimental station which was used to test rockets, weapons and missiles. During the 1960’s it was home to around 5000 but today has a population of around 120.
«Learn about the amazing Len Beadell, a surveyor who with a small team built 6,500 kms of roads opening up Central Australia, including the famous Gunbarrel Highway. See his final resting place and monument at the Woomera cemetery.
« Visit the Aircraft and Missile Park and the Woomera Heritage Centre, which incorporates the Heritage Centre Café and wander through the two newly opened museums.
« Travel home, stopping for a two course lunch at Crystal Brook and reaching Tarlee for a comfort stop, before the final leg of our journey back to Adelaide ending what will hopefully be a memorable journey of knowledge and fun.
« Morning tea provided on Day 1
« Fully cooked breakfast on Day 2, 3, and 4
« Lunch on Day 2, 3 and 4
« Two course dinner on Day 1 and 3
« Three course dinner on Day 2
« Entrance to Museums/attractions listed
« Fully escorted with a tour host.
« Deluxe bus travel.
COMPLIMENTARY HOME PICK UP AND RETURN TO SELECTED SUBURBS
Twin/Double Share: $1,395 per person Single Supplement: $155 for 3 nights